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Gray Flycatcher (Empidonax wrightii)
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Gray Flycatcher (Empidonax wrightii)

General Description: Gray Flycatchers (Empidonax wrightii) are small, sexually monomorphic birds. As with other members of the genus, Empids are small, drab flycatchers with eye rings and wingbars. Most Empids have a bit of yellow-green on the back and belly, but Gray Flycatchers usually do not. Gray Flycatchers have a gray head, so the light eyering may be hard to see. Most Empids flick their tail upward, but Gray Flycatchers flick their tail downward. The call is a loud "wit!" The lower mandible is yellow with a black tip.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Tyrannidae, Fluvicolinae.

Favored Habitat: Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands; higher-elevation Mojave Desert Scrub.

Gray Flycatcher (Empidonax wrightii)
Lower mandible is almost all yellow-orange

Where to Find: During migration, they can be found everywhere, but when you look for them, they are nowhere to be found; check Corn Creek and the Henderson BVP. These birds breed in middle-elevation forests in places like Mt. Charleston and the Sheep Range.

Comments:

Gray Flycatcher (Empidonax wrightii) If you were a fly, this might be the last face you ever see.
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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